A View from the Bridge
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A View from the Bridge
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A View from the Bridge NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(616 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
5%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Riveting

About the Show

Visionary director Ivo van Hove's acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's classic play about forbidden desire comes from London's West End to Broadway, where it won two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival.

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962 Reviews | 338 Followers
75
Pared-down, Innovative, Great writing, Overrated, Epic

See it if you like van Hove's modern approach. Works for AVFTB, but not Crucible. I missed 50s setting, but liked the focus on words. Strong acting.

Don't see it if you like traditional prodns of classic plays. The barebones staging w sound effects can detract. Mostly, it showcased the powerful emotions. Read more

815 Reviews | 889 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Riveting

See it if outstanding performances, intelligent storytelling, clever staging. Riveting! Must see!

Don't see it if If you don't like intense drama.

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
93
Absorbing, Edgy, Dizzying, Great acting, Excruciating

See it if Saw it with Tony Lo Bianco, was one of the best plays I ever saw. It was better then recent one. It was well directed, staged. All actors in

Don't see it if If you do not like drama.

657 Reviews | 147 Followers
97
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you like gripping, dramatic theater that holds your attention in a refreshing staging that captures the power of the play,

Don't see it if you need 100% realistic sets in order to enjoy, don't like to pay attention to language and little details

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

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593 Reviews | 264 Followers
97
Triumph for director ivo van hove in reinventing/breathing new life into this modern-day greek tragedy

See it if you are riveted by brilliant set, moving music/soundtrack, precise choreography and excellent ensemble; production that blows you away

Don't see it if you think Arthur Miller contemplated that this play should be performed naturistically

585 Reviews | 220 Followers
72
Absorbing, Disappointing, Edgy, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You've never seen this play before and like bold American plays.

Don't see it if You've seen earlier productions of this work. Despite the reviews, this staging does not really improve the work.

532 Reviews | 488 Followers
80
Great acting, Resonant, Great writing, Involving, Tragic

See it if you like well-written tragic American dramas given an excellent avant-garde makeover by Ivo Van Hove.

Don't see it if you need the physical production to be realistic in order to buy into what's happening.

Critic Reviews (64)

The New York Times
November 12th, 2015

"Ivo van Hove’s magnificent reconception of Arthur Miller’s 'A View From the Bridge,' takes you into extreme emotional territory that you seldom dare visit in daily life. At the end of its uninterrupted two hours, you are wrung out, scooped out and so exhausted that you’re wide awake...Mr. Strong’s is the most powerful single performance you’re likely to see this year."
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Time Out New York
November 12th, 2015

"Director Ivo van Hove digs down and grabs the pulsing, bloody heart of Arthur Miller’s 1956 drama…Mark Strong gives a performance of harrowing intensity as doomed Eddie Carbone…Van Hove stages this elegant and lean tale with almost perverse understatement…The simplicity and restraint, however, gathers to a ferocious and bloody head that leaves you breathless and aghast...The ensemble is uniformly superb, palpably relishing van Hove’s emotionally transparent approach."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 12th, 2015

"The lack of clutter is certainly chic, but without the furniture and props Miller specified, some points are unclear…What makes this slight misfit of play and production finally unimportant is that the actors are so devastatingly good…Some of the credit for the cast’s superb work obviously belongs to van Hove; he knew he needed actors who could stand up to his powerful, showy interventions. It’s a fair trade; those interventions probably made this revival viable."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 12th, 2015

"Ivo van Hove's stunning reappraisal of the 1956 Arthur Miller drama is led by a knockout performance from Mark Strong…Performed by a sizzling ensemble led by Mark Strong, this is powerhouse theater that leaves you breathless…Van Hove strips the play down to its raw bones…By peeling away the real-world trappings, the production releases something primal in Miller's drama."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 13th, 2015

"The dirge-like music that underscores the entire production can grow tiresome and sometimes heavy-handed…As for Eddie, Strong is fiery-eyed and fiercely unsympathetic. He goes for the jugular, but not our heartstrings...If you find yourself dry-eyed at the end of van Hove’s high-concept, low-frills production, there’s no need to check your pulse. And if you find yourself relating to Eddie, there’s no need to panic; that means Strong (and Miller) succeeded."
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Variety
November 12th, 2015

"Breathe, everybody, breathe! Audiences really need to be reminded of that at the end of Ivo Van Hove’s magnificent production…The show, anchored by a towering performance from Mark Strong as a longshoreman whose willful blindness causes his whole world to come crashing down, is both visually gorgeous and an emotional wipeout…Strong scales those heights, giving an electrifying performance of raw power and terrifying beauty."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 12th, 2015

"Mr. Van Hove...doesn’t seem to care whether any of his over-familiar avant-garde tricks are organically related to the script. Instead, they’re poured over it like a rancid sauce...What you find underneath is a staging that gets to the point of Miller’s play with near-naturalistic directness. Not only does he move actors around fluidly, but he also knows how to pick them...Unfortunately, he neither trusts them nor the play, which is pretentious in its own way."
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The Observer
November 4th, 2015

"Director Ivo Van Hove’s revival of Arthur Miller's 'A View From the Bridge' not only has all of these elements, but sets a new standard on what theatre can be…This show is a once-in-a-lifetime production and truly a great achievement of Van Hove and his cast and crew. Go see this show—you will come away from it completely exhausted but fulfilled."
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